Having a fire in the fireplace of your home is an inviting experience, and ensuring that it is a safe experience is of utmost importance. While you are making sure that the fireplace is safe and that nothing will escape to harm your home or your loved ones, there are other factors to consider to keep that warming fire safe. Chimneys are the most important safety feature of a fireplace, as it removes the noxious fumes, smoke, and gasses produced during combustion. Smoke and fumes aren’t the only things leaving your fireplace; errant sparks are also carried on the updrafts and out of your chimney. These sparks could potentially land on your roof or the landscape surrounding your home and cause potential problems; these problems can be prevented with the use of chimney caps.
Chimney caps are protective coverings that are placed at the opening of your chimney and are usually made of a metal mesh and have a solid metal top to protect the chimney from rain and snow. Chimney caps can be made from different materials and come in many styles to match your home. These protective chimney caps serve many purposes, including keeping rain and debris from falling into your chimney that can clog the escape route for the smoke and fumes produced by a fire, blocking sparks from traveling outside of your chimney, and also preventing wildlife, such as birds, from nesting in your chimney and creating a dangerous blockage.
At Smithrock Roofing, our team of highly qualified craftsmen are experts at choosing a chimney cap that will both protect your home and mesh well with the design aesthetic of the exterior of your home. We know that protecting your home and your family is very important, and we take that job seriously. Our quality work and quick response time that is unparalleled in our business are just two of many reasons to choose us to serve you. Give us a call today to ensure prompt and high-quality service that you can depend on!